Duck no longer. The Cowboys don’t have quarterback Dak Prescott, and heading into the second episode of this year’s Hard Knox show, we might get more information about exactly what’s going on with the bystanders. The first episode of this year’s training camp appearance with the Dallas Cowboys was very informative: Dak Prescott got some one-on-one time with the show’s crew, giving a deep reflection on his ankle injury; Mike McCarthy took a look (albeit with a fist) at “Mojo Moments” in practice; Jerry Jones poured salt on the McGriddle. Now, Dallas will have to top his game after a solid start to the series in Episode 2, and Prescott’s annoying shoulder/back injury/backline will likely be at the cutting edge of this week’s episode — if the peeling curtain from Week 1 is any indication. Here’s what you need to know about this week’s show: More: The full schedule for ‘Hard Knocks’ in 2021 What time does Hard Knocks air tonight? Date: Tuesday, August 17 Time: 10 p.m. ETTV: HBOEp episode 2 of 2021’s “Hard Knocks” The series airs on Tuesday, August 17 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO. The five-episode Training Camp series airs every Tuesday night until the Cowboys begin their regular season against the Buccaneers on Thursday, September 9th. HBOTV Episode 2 Streaming: HBOLive Streaming: HBO MaxCable subscribers can watch “Hard Knocks” on HBO with their traditional cable subscription. Meanwhile, wire-cutters will have to subscribe to HBO Max to access the show and get an up-close look at Cowboys’ .2021 STANDARD FANTASY RANKINGS: Quarterback | running backwards | wide future | narrow end | D/ST | kicker | Top 200 Preview of ‘Hard Knocks’: Season 16 The Cowboys emerge from a disappointing 6-10 season that saw them finish third in the NFC East, the weakest division in the NFL last year. As 2021 approaches, expectations are rising with Prescott returning from an ankle injury that limited him to just five games last year. Prescott’s comeback is likely to be one of Hard Knox’s biggest stories: He’s also dealing with a shoulder injury, so recovery from that could play a role in that too, plus that’s going to get a lot of attention from the coaching staff. Mike McCarthy is only in his second season as a Cowboys coach, but his hot seat after last year didn’t go as planned. The team’s newly appointed defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn, will be front and center as he looks to the Dallas center back who had one of the worst season in the NFL last season, and first-round rookie Micah Parsons will be one of the must-watches, as will his fellow linebackers. This room has plenty of big-name players including Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch, who might play for future deals in Dallas – or elsewhere. Sure, some hidden gems will appear throughout this series as producers of “Hard Knocks” often find a brave underdog to focus on. Fans will also be treated to four matches of pre-season excitement after none were available last year. Dallas is one of two teams that will fit into four pre-season games, having already faced the Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game, and here’s a look at HBO’s first trailer for Hard Knocks, as posted on her YouTube channel. : When will episode 2 air? This year’s “Hard Knocks” series will feature five one-hour episodes, released every Tuesday. The show will take viewers inside Cowboys training camp and highlight Prescott’s return from injury, as well as McCarthy’s quest to turn Dallas into a playoff team after a rocky first season in 2020, the next episode dropping on Tuesday, August 17. Air Episode History Channel Live Episode 2 August 17, 10 p.m. ET HBO HBO Max Episode 3 August 24, 10 p.m. ET HBO HBO Max Episode 4 August 31, 10 p.m. ET HBO HBO Max Episode 5 September 7, 10 Jacob Kamenker of PM contributed ET HBO HBO Max SN in this piece.